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Paulding County Extension Agronomy Night Feb. 22

Ohio State University Extension in Paulding County will be hosting their annual Agronomy Night on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Topics for the evening will include Soybean Disease and Problems with speaker John Schoenhals from Williams County Extension Office, Weed and Herbicide update from Jeff Stachler, Extension Educator in Auglaize County. Sarah Noggle of OSU Extension Paulding County will be speaking on the Opiate Crisis and relating to agricultural farms. The featured speaker for the evening is Dr. John Fulton, Associate Professor for The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering, who will be speaking about Precision Agriculture in relation to fertilizer applications.

The evening will begin with registration and an opportunity to visit the exhibitors from 5:00 PM-5:30 PM. Over 20 booths will be set up for producers to view. Booth exhibitors and sponsors include: Ag Credit, Ag Technologies Incorporated, Baughman Tile, Beck’s Seeds, Ag Consultant Chuck Spallinger, Gaerte Ag Services, LLC, Haviland Drainage Products, Helena Crop Insurance/Helena AGRI-Intelligence, Innovative Ag Management, Kenn-Feld Group, Mercer Landmark, Paul Martin and Sons, Paulding County Area Foundation, Paulding-Putnam Electric Co-Op, POET Biorefining – Leipsic, Pond Seed Company, Redline Equipment, Rupp Seeds, Inc., Schnipke Brothers Tire, State Bank – Defiance, Superior Energy Solutions, The Hicksville Grain Company, The Sherwood State Bank, Wenziger Farms, Williamson Insurance Agency. Beginning at 5:30, the event will have a welcome by Paulding County Extension and meal catered by Grant’s Catering of Antwerp, Ohio. Special Guest will begin at speaking 6:00 PM.

Cost of the event is $25 if registered by February 16, 2018. Registration at the door is $50. All registrations include dinner, handouts and event sessions. Many certification credits can be obtained by attending the evening including: 1 hour of Fertilizer Recertification (Category 15P or 15C); Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits (.5 hour Nutrient Management, .5 hour Integrated Pest Management, 1 hour Crop Management, .5 hour Professional Development), additionally Commercial Pesticide Credits (1.5 hours of Category 2c) or Private Pesticide Credits (1.5 hours Category 1). For more information, contact Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Paulding County at 419.399.8225 extension 8228 or by email at noggle.17@osu.edu . Registration is also available online at www.paulding.osu.edu under the Agriculture and Natural Resources tab.

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